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ERIC Number: ED103951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Patterns of Federal Aid to School Districts. Technical Analysis Paper.
Ginsburg, Alan L.; Killalea, J. Neil
This paper reports on the results of an analysis of the distribution of Federal aid to education, an analysis also intended to illuminate the conflicts that can result from allocating funds on the basis of different standards. The study classifies districts on three measures--family income, property wealth, and degree of urbanization--and examines the flow of Federal funds to priority districts in each group. Following an introduction, section 2 examines the methodology used in assessing Federal funding allocations. Sections 3-5 examine the district distribution for three of the major Federal funding categories: Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), School Assistance in Federally Affected Areas (SAFA), and State-Discretionary Federal Grants. Section 6 considers the impact of all Federal elementary and secondary school support in the aggregate, including some relatively small programs not included in the three major program areas. The final section discusses some implications of these analyses for Federal policy. An appendix contains printouts for individual States, for regions, and for the nation, displaying the per-pupil expenditure in detail for each Federal program component. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Assessed Valuation, Comparative Analysis, Compensatory Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, Lunch Programs, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, Property Appraisal, School Districts, State Federal Aid, Tables (Data), Urbanization
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.